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Archived Sept. 7, 2004

MIDDLETOWN -- Benjamin Franklin Nelson, 70, of Middletown died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at 8:50 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holland and Barry, with Alan Dean officiating.

Burial will be in Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown.

Mr. Nelson was retired.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Logan County to Charles and Sarah Creason Nelson. He married Diane Bertalot, and they were later divorced.

He is survived by two sons, Benjamin Franklin Nelson Jr. (and wife Kathy) of Middletown and Stephen Nelson of Middletown; two daughters, Frankie Lynn Skelton (and husband Terry) of Middletown and Diana Nelson of Middletown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Chuck Nelson and Wayne Nelson of Springfield and Gene Nelson of Middletown.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Nelson.

He was of the Presbyterian faith and was a member of the Middletown American Legion Post.

Memorials may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

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